Another familiar face in our Meet the Team series is co-owner of Helping Hands Doula, Jessica Payne. Jessica’s since of humour, quarks and charm will immediately make you feel comfortable opening up to her and feel as though you have been friends for years. Jessica has always been drawn towards the journey of parenthood and would draw pregnant women as a child. During her studies, Psychology & the Health Sciences, she had no idea that the role of a doula existed until her final year in University. Jessica had an epiphany that supporting families during the largest life transition is exactly what she was looking for and we are glad she did!
When Jessica isn’t ‘doula-ing’ you may be able to find her under the sea swimming with the mermaids, just kidding (but we are sure she wishes she was!) We would love for you to get to know the adventurous, fun loving side of our other Boss Babe and see why we love her so much!
What is your favourite joke?
“What does a mermaid wear when doing her math homework? Her Algae Bra” I have a thing for silly 5th grade humour.
What is your hidden talent?
I can do some pretty crazy things with my eyes. Cross eyed as well as the opposite of that. I’m able to move one eye at a time while keeping one straight too. I picked this little trick up in university after full days studying at the library. I like to do this when anyone suggests “let’s do silly faces” in a photo op.
What is your favourite day of the week?
What is your favourite activity to do in your free time?
I absolutely love diving in to the pool and swimming for a few hours. I find complete clarity and feel so energized. Wish I could do it more!
If you had one wish, what would it be?
That everyone could be a little easier on themselves.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
Breathe underwater. How cool would it be to have the option to explore anywhere on this planet!
What is your favourite holiday?
Definitely Halloween. I really enjoy putting together a costume to give someone a laugh or smile. Plus, I get so excited to see what the trends are for the kids each year.
What is your favourite breakfast food?
Do I need to pick just one? French toast is up there. But so is Eggs Benjamin. Now I am considering making breakfast for dinner!
What is your most used word?
Weiners. I have two Dachshunds, who we affectionately call the “weiners”.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I think many who meet me think I am extroverted, but deep down, I re-energize with alone time. I am an introvert in disguise!
How fast can you run?
I am a total slow-poke! Put me in a pool, than we have a race!
What is your zodiac sign?
What are 3 things you love?
Family, our weiners and being outside.
What is your dream vacation?
I have a lot of places on my bucket list, next up to plan is South East Asia.
What would your Real Housewives catch phrase be?
“I may be your doula, but I’m also super cool-a”. That was the best thing I could come up with. Sorry for the cheese!
What is your favourite treat after a long shift?
It depends on where the client is located. I have a go-to favourite depending on their hospital of choice. Falafel, second cup pastry, sushi, roti, the list can go on. If you need to know the best food at your place of birth, I am your girl!
Favourite Starbucks drink order?
My go to is a grande blonde roast with coconut milk. When I am feeling a fancy drink, I tend to get a caramel macchiato with coconut milk.
BONUS: Favourite TV show?
Right now I have a few, Working Moms, The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things. I could watch Seinfeld and Friends over and over again.
BONUS: Item you cannot go on a road trip without?